All the new tech that blew our reviewers away in May 2022
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All the new tech that blew our reviewers away in May 2022

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS50TW Big buds, big sound, big battery Jump to details Show 3 more items Jacob Roach / Digital Trends SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro A new standard Pros Top-tier audio quality Expansive Sonar software High-quality ANC Comfortable fit with multiple adjustment points Fully retractable microphone Dual USB inputs Cons GameDAC doesn’t fully integrate with Sonar Read more

The M1 iPad Air can’t replace a MacBook, but it gets close
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The M1 iPad Air can’t replace a MacBook, but it gets close

Ah, yes — the age-old question of whether an iPad can replace a laptop. It’s an experiment many people attempted and failed last year with the iPad Pro, so why try again? Especially with the smaller and cheaper iPad Air 5th-gen? Well, it has the M1 in it now. That’s the same chip found in Read more

Alienware 34 QD-OLED review: The final frontier
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Alienware 34 QD-OLED review: The final frontier

Alienware 34 QD-OLED MSRP $1,399.00 “The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is a glorious introduction to OLED for PC gamers.” Pros QD-OLED contrast is unbeatable Fantastic HDR performance Excellent color saturation Attractive, minimalist design Surprisingly affordable Cons SDR brightness is a bit low Color accuracy isn’t perfect Gaming monitors are fast enough. They’re sharp enough. And they’re Read more

Has the Mac Studio replaced the 27-inch iMac? I sure hope not
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Has the Mac Studio replaced the 27-inch iMac? I sure hope not

Apple has announced two new pro-level products at its Spring event — or “studio” Macs, in the new nomenclature. The Mac Studio and Studio Display. While impressive in their own right, the announcements corresponded with the removal of the 27-inch iMac from the company’s store. Poof — gone, just like that. Of course, we were Read more

The best laptops of MWC 2022
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The best laptops of MWC 2022

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is a tech show for smartphones and mobile devices first and foremost. But it has also become a hotspot for new laptops from some of the biggest laptop manufacturers in the world. We tried out a number of the most impressive new devices from MWC 2022 and came away impressed by Read more

Price of first Alienware QD-OLED monitor may surprise you
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Price of first Alienware QD-OLED monitor may surprise you

Alienware was the first company to introduce a QD-OLED gaming monitor, and now we know its price. As announced by Dell, the Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor, AW3423DW, will cost $1,300 in the U.S. and $1,650 in Canada. Dell says the monitor will be available in early Spring, meaning it’ll be among the very Read more

The M2 MacBook Pro is already a bad idea
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The M2 MacBook Pro is already a bad idea

A new MacBook Pro is coming this year, and it’s rumored to launch with the latest release of Apple Silicon, the M2. That sounds exciting, right? Apple’s pro laptops with its most recent new chips inside. Well, there’s a catch. There’s been a performance and branding problem for the MacBook Pro ever since Apple began Read more

Are dual-spec panels the future of gaming displays? I certainly hope so
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Are dual-spec panels the future of gaming displays? I certainly hope so

Amid the innovation around higher resolutions and refresh rates announced at CES 2022, one smaller display announcement caught my eye that might be even more important. Asus announced an update to its popular ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, which is already quite an unconventional gaming laptop. But this year’s update makes it even more interesting by Read more

Intel and AMD are mounting an attack against Nvidia. But will it work?
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Intel and AMD are mounting an attack against Nvidia. But will it work?

Nvidia has been dominating the world of PC graphics for decades. The company hasn’t slowed down the pace either. Year after year, it continues to launch graphics cards for both desktop and laptop that undercut the competition and scoop up the lion’s share of GPU purchases. But in 2022, among a frustrating GPU shortage and Read more

Alienware’s Concept Nyx puts a dedicated game streaming server in your house
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Alienware’s Concept Nyx puts a dedicated game streaming server in your house

At CES 2022, Alienware has announced an experimental approach to game streaming called Concept Nyx. Alienware imagines a house full of PC gamers competing for a single Wi-Fi connection, and possibly a limited number of rooms and screens. It’s not a problem facing most households today, but that doesn’t make Alienware’s solution any less interesting. Read more